HCAS in conjunction with Rise for Autism and HCPSS Presents The Out-of-Sync Child: Sensory Challenges and Sensible Solutions
Speaker: Carol Kranowitz on Saturday, May 14 at 9 am – 4 pm
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) gets in children’s way – and in their families’ and teachers’ way too! This presentation is perfect for parents, educators, therapists, and other professionals and will review how SPD plays out at home and school, and how to recognize underlying sensory issues. The program will offer sensory strategies and fun and functional “In Sync” activities, which benefit ALL kids in the family and classroom.
Participant: $35.00 per person, includes the cost of lunch
CEU Participant: $50.00 per person, includes the cost of lunch and 6 Occupational Therapy CEUs
Registration starts at 8:30am
9:00: Sensory Processing
10:30: Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
1:00: Identifying and Treating SPD in Young Children
2:30: Kids Gotta Move!
Click here to register
HCAS’s Fitness First Event, on Friday, February 26th , was a success as HCPD’s Academy Class 40 participated with parents and children in fun and healthy actives at Lifetime Athletic in Columbia. Check out the photos posted from the event on our Facebook page.
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**Online registration for this event is now closed!**
**Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event**
2016 Howard County Transition Symposium
Saturday, March 19th, 8 am – 5 pm
Cedar Lane School, 11630 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton, MD 20759
Click here for more information and registration.
If you’re interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Transition Symposium, please complete the form below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Symposium Sponsor Form
Please call with any questions: 410-290-3466
On January 21, HCAS and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) came together to present a WebEx entitled “Autism from a Parents’ Perspective”. This 1-hour WebEx starts with an ‘Autism 101’ type presentation, followed by a panel of APL employees who are parents of children on the spectrum to discuss their experiences.
The WebEx in its entirety can be viewed by clicking here.
HCAS would like to thank the APL Parents Information Exchange for sponsoring this presentation and making it happen!
Registration for the 12th annual Pieces of the Puzzle HCAS gala is coming soon! We are honored once again to have the support of the John P. Hussman Foundation as our Presenting Sponsor. Please check back after February 15th when registration should be open for this wonderful event.
HCAS Announces an Expansion of Partnership with the Howard County Police Department!
The Howard County Police Department (HCPD) will partner with the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) to provide entry level recruits first-hand experience with autism as they interact with children, adults, and families affected by the developmental disorder.
Organized by Academy Class 40, recruits will volunteer at upcoming social events hosted by HCAS, and will assist in fundraising efforts for the annual Pieces of the Puzzle Autism Gala to be held on April 30th. Recruits will be able to engage with self-advocates and families with autism in positive and non-threatening environments.
The full press release can be viewed here
The Howard County Autism Society held its 9th Annual One Step Closer Autism Walk & 5K Run on Sunday November 1, 2015 at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. The event was a huge success and we would like to thank everyone who came out to support HCAS and the community.
Our teams have done an incredible job this year raising money for this event! But, it’s not too late to join in on the excitement and raise funds. To check out how your team is doing or to donate to your favorite runner click here.
How did you do in the race? For race results please click here.
Visit the new online “Special Education News Center” designed to provide parents with essential resources for understanding, accessing, and succeeding in the world of special education. The information provided here is meant to encourage parent advocacy and promote collaboration between home and school. It is intended to educate parents on the rights guaranteed by IDEA. And, most importantly, it is available to assist parents in accessing key special education staff at the county level and the state level.